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Welcome to the website of the West Mountain Railroad.

The West Mountain Railroad is the name of my model railroad. The WMR is an N scale freelanced model railroad. It represents a fictitious short line somewhere in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. The railroad serves grain elevators, the oil and coal industries and several small manufacturers along the line.

Operationally the railroad interchanges with the Canadian Pacific Railroad for sending out grain, oil and refined petroleum, coal and manufactured goods. The CPR returns empties and manufactured goods via boxcars and intermodal.

So enjoy a virtual tour of the WMR or follow a car as it travels the rails of the WMR. There are also some pictures of the building of the road as well as a database of rolling stock. A howto section show some of the techniques I've used along the way.

West Mountain Railroad at a glance


N (1:160 scale)


3.6m x 6.1m (12x20 feet)


None - freelanced


Western Canada


Short line


Present day

Layout Style

Linear walk-around



Some sections Ikea Gorm Shelving

Dubois on Ikea Ivar shelving on custom frame

Lambie yard and West Valley places 3/8" MDF


Woodland Scenics Subterrain System


Atlas code 83 Flextrack

Length of mainline run:

19.4m (63.65 feet)
3.1 scale km (1.93 scale miles)

Total track:

39.9m (131.2 feet)
6.4 scale km (3.98 scale miles)

Minimum curve radius:

In West Valley 9.75"

elsewhere 12"

Maximum grade:

In West Valley 4%

elsewhere 2%

Scenery Construction:

Plastercloth over cardboard strips


Digitrax DCC

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